So, the sad story goes like this….
It was a normal day today…..I was working at rather fast pace as I leave to go out of the country early next week and so I’ve kicked it into HIGH hear in order to get everything done on time…….so of course, I’m in the middle of MANY things with tons of images, programs, emails, etc, open…..and SUDDENLY ….I heard a VERY LOUD POP come from my desktop MAC G5 computer (also known as my MAIN computer) and then it went BLACK and the light waft of BURNING electronics came from the machine. To put it calmly, I said some choice words to myself and started to FREAK OUT!!! Soo…..luck would have it that I was in the PROCESS of transferring all of my current working stuff over to my laptop, in order to take it on the road with me…and that DIED. As did the WEDDING blog post that I was in the middle of……and a wedding that was in the middle of processing…..and the two portrait sessions that I was EDITING, and ftp that was running, my ipod that was charging……and many other things also died….but I’m conveniently blocking them from my memory in order to not COMPLETELY fall apart over this whole mess. (AND while I REALIZE that that sounds like a lot to be doing on a computer, it’s an EVERY DAY occurance for my Dual Core, 12 mgs of RAM MAC G5, so I assure you, that isn’t what caused the problem) Soo….here I sit, laptop luckily in my lap….but sadly, without any of the info that I NEED on it, in order to get any work done…..and of course, I’m ON HOLD with a product specialist from Apple who I fully expect to tell me to haul the motherload of a computer to the APPLE store…but I’m sure we’ll chat for at least two hours before we come to that conclusion. So, needless to say, I’m pretty much at a standstill! 🙁 So, please bear with me if you are waiting on a wedding or portraits…or a blog post….or anything, for that matter! I have been assured that all data is JUST fine, but we just have to get the computer back and up and running before we can get to it….as hopefully it just zapped a fuse, the power supply or the motherboard!! THANKS for your patience!!!!
UPDATE: Just found out that this is a KNOWN PROBLEM with the power supplies in G5’s and it’s at least a FREE repair (or so I’m being told!). If you have a G5 purchased in 05 or 06, CLICK HERE to read up on the know power supply issues and be able to get them fixed at no charge!
S E C O N D UPDATE:
Ohhh…you guys…i LOVE YOU all!!! you are soo sweet to me….i ‘m soo lucky! 🙂 THANKS FOR YOUR WELL WISHING comments!!! I smiled and got a GREAT laugh!!!
So, here’s an update…..so, here in good ole INDIANA we only have ONE Apple store. However, this is a VERY saaavy city and there are LOADS AND LOADS OF VERY DEVOTED MAC people here….and so you know what that means….am Apple store that is a CRAZY busy place with literally around 350 people jammed into it at ALL TIMES!! So, somehow I knew that taking my precious machine into that store would a) be an exhausting experience and b) that the precious machine would turn into a one little mac in a sea of macness….and not be handled with the TLC that it is accustomed to. Now, rewind a bit to the phone conversation with Apple Support. The product specialist that I ended up speaking with gave me the *glimmmmmmer of hope* that there was a CHANCE that they would have it done in 24 hours, potentially! Which turned my MAJOR frown in a slight smile!! There was a *chance* that I could STILL get all the work that people are WAITING ON, done….before leaving for Canada…..and I could feel good leaving, knowing that I met my goals and no one is cursing me for being behind….and ALLLLL was well with the world and my trip could be CARE and GUILT free!!!! Although…I should have known that she didn’t know OUR Apple store. Ok, forward back to 8pm last night and my appointment with the Genius. Well, my luck would have it that 2 of the 3 geniuses called in SICK and so the 1 genius in the store was like the ruler of the mac planet and allllllll people were drawn to him from NEAR AND FAR. So, he calls my name for my 8pm appointment ….he looks at me……..HEAVY G5 system in hand (ok, that is totally a LIE, Mark carried it for me!!) and basically tells me that it will be DAYS before it can even be LOOKED AT because there were 60 G5’s, YES 60 of them brought in JUST THAT DAY that were in line before mine TO SIMPLY be looked at!! Soooo…..apparently that RECALL is NO LAUGHING MATTER and all the G5’s in the world GOT TOGETHER and rang each other up through the WONDERFUL world wide wed and DECIDED to SPONTANEOUSLY COMBUST ALLLLLL AT ONE TIME and cause the STORES to be FULLLLL of G5’s and give me a BIG HUGE HEADACHE. SO, then the ruler of the Mac planet, or just the Indianapolis Mac planet, says….”and we don’t have any power supplies in stock either, so basically we’re looking at 10 days or more for it to be evaluated and we’ll have to go from there.” So, my smile turned back into a frown. And I had to say OK and watch my precious machine get carried back into the black never never land of the MAC store. SADNESS!!!!!!! So, we leave the store and I tell Mark, in my BEST pathetic voice that I feel like I’m abandoning my child and I can hear it SCREAMING for me from never never land. He of course tells me to man up and act my age. NO! 🙁 I’m an awful mother and I will not be getting work done….and I’m NOT in a good mood about it. Although, I did get PF Chang’s after the traumatizing experience….complete with DESSERT AND WINE….and that helped ease the pain JUST a bit. 😉